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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. There is room for growth in this company and lot different directions you can go with the company.

    Cons

    Mid level management needs to better manage people. Limited opportunity to advance.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Big company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are younger, many opportunities

    Cons

    Very political as you move up in the company


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Director of Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acworth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and a culture of caring for one another. Everyone wants to contribute to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    Difficult to try anything new. The company is very conservative in their approach and has difficulty pushing through true innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and take advantage of your culture. You have some great ideas out there that are not implemented.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "mostly a sales company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    lots of opportunity if you work in marketing, sales, or product development. competitive salary for the area and overall good culture

    Cons

    opportunities are limited in engineering. working in a 24/7 manufacturing environment on a salary can easily cut into your nights, weekends, and holidays. The engineering heavily focuses on industrial engineering regardless of your degree

    Advice to Management

    you need more professional workers. not everyone can be a manager. focus on talent building and retention


  6. "KAM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, career development.

    Cons

    Long work hours, poor logistics.

    Advice to Management

    NON


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great Company but with Some Dysfunction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kimberly-Clark pays its employees well. The culture is also driven by the strong people it employees. People are knowledgeable and outgoing, which creates a consumer-driven mindset, with everyone focused on building the best company they can.

    Cons

    Management is extremely dysfunctional, and the majority of upper management don't follow the company's culture. Often departments are short-staffed so the workload is almost impossible for one person to handle. The performance-based culture can be commended, but upper management is often exempt from the harsh criticism that they place on lower employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to build trust with your employees. Also, create a better work/life balance for your employees and stop expecting them to be focused on their job 60-80 hours a week. Live the company values and stay consistent.


  8. "KC Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Gym at work. A/C and heated manufacturing area.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility at current site.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "A top-down organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    The products are great - essentials that make lives better. Definitely well-known at least #1 or #2 in most markets. The operations in the mills are top notch - safety is #1 and all employees know it.

    Cons

    Very complex organization with decisions centralized at the top even though the company profess to be running on a markets empowered model. It is only true to some extent where the markets are the ones that are making money.
    You don't know where you stand because managers tend to go with the flow of the bosses. The company introduced coaching across the globe but unfortunately these tend to be more classroom sessions than really practiced in life. Managers here don't coach - they tell and they think this is coaching.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to views of the employees - don't just say you do listen. Really put those feedback into action especially those that help the company run well and better.


  10. "Large Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to network
    Great chance for future co-op / internship

    Cons

    Very unstructured with co-op program
    Lack of unity between salaried and hourly staff


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture fading"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good stable company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    What drew people to work at KC is the people and the culture. With new leadership in place, it's simply not the same place. In addition, leaders are so risk-averse that their lack of adaptability may result in the organization becoming irrelevant competitively.



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